Review | The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine, illustrations by Júlia Sardà

This book is like a slice of perfect cake: light, fluffy, delicious and ideal to enjoy when curled up with a nice up of tea. 4/5 stars.

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine book cover

Yes, I know this is an enormous picture. But LOOK at that cover!

I was lured towards this book by the delightful, gold-embossed cover. Inside, the story is also peppered with cute illustrations. And “cute” and “delightful” are good words for this story. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow is what you get if you mash together Nancy Drew, The Famous Five, Sherlock Holmes and set the action in a glittering London department store at the start of the twentieth century.

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